Skunk Harbor

MODERATE 110 reviews

Skunk Harbor is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carson City, Nevada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

lake

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hiking
2 days ago

Nice trail. Gorgeous little cove. Historic buildings. Currently, weekday parking restricted due to road construction.

2 days ago

Nice hike to a beach. Water is crystal clear.

4 days ago

I loved this hike!! It was a great, wide and smooth trail. Absolutely beautiful beach!! I can not wait to go again.

17 days ago

It was a nice hike which was extremely easy to do when compared to other hikes in Tahoe. Saw lots of dogs and my pup had fun. Sure made him tired.

17 days ago

zigzag down a wide fire-service road to the water. its a bit steep. shady. neat old cabin at the bottom. very nice trail-recommended! sit on the rocks by the lake and have a snack

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20 days ago

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25 days ago

Skunk Harbor is beautiful. I would have labeled this trail as easy with some moderate parts which is a slow grade back up to the trailhead. The weather was cool fall crisp and perfect with few people on the trail. If you have to park at the second lot and don't want to get run over by cars finding your way to the trailhead there is a winding path from that second lot that connects to the trail. Great for letting dogs leash free enjoy playing outside. The scene at water's edge was breathtakingly peaceful.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

A stroll down from the highway to a nice bay and old abandoned home. Lots of people on boats off shore on the weekend.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. The main trail is wide and unobstructed due to being a forest service road. Did it in flip flops. Short cuts down make it fast. Short cuts up make it a challenge. The main path is easier for the climb back especially after swimming and rock jumping. Beautiful cove for swimming.

2 months ago

Beautiful beach at the base. Easy to go down but a workout climbing back up.

walking
2 months ago

Was a nice walk down to the water. Breaks off on two paths (one wider path and one narrower/more challenging) once you're about half way. The water is stunning, warm and a beautiful little piece of paradise. There are some small boats anchored in the area while people hang/swim. Parking is tricky and limited during the weekend so try and go during the week! Will recommend and would love to go back!